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Jeeves
Actually, those are two very different situations
Mon Mar 6, 2017 1:47pm
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The Constitution protects us from having evidence used against us if it was obtained illegally by the government.

It does not protect us if the evidence was obtained illegally by a non-government entity.

For example, if I suspect you of having child porn, and stole your laptop and turned it over to the police, that could be used as evidence in a trial.

However, if a police officer did that, it would not be admissible.

So the hacked emails are valid evidence in any potential criminal prosecution.

  • Just because some hacker acquired the data about the unethical behavior of a politician or party doesn't mean that we should pretend that the unethical behavior did not exist. Just like, just because ... more
    • Actually, those are two very different situations — Jeeves, Mon Mar 6 1:47pm
      • You are not correct in your assumption...Sprout, Mon Mar 6 2:04pm
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